Thursday, October 6, 2016

Kenya: Chinese Company to Conduct Directional Drilling of 16 Wells at Menengai Geothermal Project

GDC Contracts Great Wall For Directional Drilling (Oil News Kenya)

Geothermal Development Company (GDC) has contracted with the Chinese company Great Wall Drilling Company Limited to drill directional geothermal wells in Menengai.

A brief signing ceremony was held between the GDC MD & CEO, Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe and Great Wall’s director, Mr. Wei Yong Chen. “GDC is pleased to once again partner with Great Wall; under this contract Great wall will drill 16 directional wells in Menengai,” noted the MD.

Directional drilling will supplement vertical drilling that is currently being predominantly done in the Menengai field.

Through directional drilling, it will be possible to drill several wells on one well pad, thus saving money that would have gone into preparing additional well pads as well as saving time associated with rig move.

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